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I thought it was just a cave with nothing much to offer but I have to admit I was surprised and found it more entertaining than I thought. Couple of nice photos and long ish caves. Good to do if you have some spare time,...More
If you try and grow bananas etc on the ground they get burnt. So when a cave crumbles in they cleared the debris and planted the vegetation in 10/15 ft ditches which was all that wa left of the cave. The plants were protected from...More
Ana Te Pahu is near Ahu Akivi and is one of the largest cave complexes on the island. Prior occupancy is obvious from all the defensive stone walls added for protection; and the 'gardens' planted near the entry where the roof has caved in.
I had rented a scooter to get around the island and was on my way to Ahu Akivi when I noticed this site. I showed my National Park pass and walked to the cave entrance. I happened to be behind a multi-lingual group from Mahinatur....More
There are apparently 942 lava tube caves on Easter Island. They were once used by the locals as dwellings. It is a bit of a walk from the entrance of the site to the cave, and not well signposted, but we had a guide with...More
Pahu is one of the the best places to view the extensive series of lava tubes that cover the island. Thin layers of hardened lava formed the largest cave on the island here. Several interconnected chambers have a total length of over 7 km (4...More
Having visited most of the caves of the island, this one was my favourite. It is located between Ahu Akivi and Ahu Te Peu, in an area that has two other caves nearby, too. You need to show the national park ticket at a checkpoint...More